As a central sterile professional, these changes impact your daily work, requiring you to shift and adapt to make sure you’re meeting new standards and regulations. One way you can stay ahead of the c...

Surgical instrument tracking has changed throughout the decades, and it’ll continue to evolve. So, what will tracking instruments look like in the future?
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As states throughout the U.S. move into various stages of reopening, healthcare administrators and providers are exploring ways to better care for patients. Could it also provide the impetus for chang...

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Test Your Knowledge: Surgical Site Infection Quiz

Test Your Knowledge: Surgical Site Infection Quiz

Everyday, the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) works diligently to ensure that surgical instruments and assets are delivered to the ...
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tray management

Tray Management Part 3: Ideas for Evaluating Tray Composition

In the past two posts (Overstocked Trays…Part 1 and Overstocked Trays…Part 2), we have examined studies and information related to the impact ...
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tray management

Tray Management Part 2: Potential Cost of Overstocked Surgical Trays

As Central Sterile Supply Departments (CSSD’s), and OR’s look for cost saving opportunities, understanding the impact of reprocessing instruments and ...
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tray management

Tray Management Part 1: Are Your Surgical Sets Chronically Overstocked?

Every day in OR’s across the country, at the conclusion of a case or procedure, there are typically numerous instruments ...
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data analytics

How Data Analytics Beats Data Capture

Analytics, simply defined, is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data.1  These identified trends or patterns can then ...
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unique device identification

Unique Device Identification: 3 Things You Should to Know

For over 10 years now we have been hearing about Unique Device Identification (UDI), but like with all new guidelines ...
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peel packs

2 Ways Tracking Peel Packs Can Save You Money

Do a Google search on peel packs, and you will find plenty of information related to sterilization and indicator testing, ...
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patient safety

6 Keys to Patient Safety

The reasons for recalling a sterilization load are numerous, and 85% of the time the recall is because of human ...
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3 Essential SPD Training Strategies

Valuable recommendations to help keep your non-compliance rates down.

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